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6 Summer Festivals In Columbia, MD

6 Summer Festivals In Columbia, MD

Summertime is right around the corner, and that means it’s time for summer festivals!  Here are some of the best events in and around Columbia, MD to keep your weekends packed full of fun all summer long!

1. Wine in the Woods

  • WHAT: A source of pride in Columbia for over 20 years, this annual wine and beer festival is sure to be a hit with the 21 and over crowd this summer.  Featuring selections from more than 20 wineries and breweries, a variety of food and craft vendors, and two full days of live entertainment, Wine in the Woods is the perfect event to kick off the summer.
  • WHEN: May 21-22, 2022
  • WHERE: Symphony Woods – Columbia, MD

2. FantasyWood Festival

  • WHAT:  Are you looking for something a little more whimsical and family friendly, this summer?  FantasyWood Festival has just what you need.  With themed areas featuring fairies, mermaids, and knights, live entertainment, and specialty vendors this magical, three-day event has something to offer for the whole family this Memorial Day Weekend.
  • WHEN: May 28-30, 2022
  • WHERE: Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum – West Friendship, MD

3. Paint It! Ellicott City

  • WHAT: Artists near and far will take to the streets of Historic Ellicott City for this full-weekend paint out! Sponsored by Art in Ellicott City and the Howard County Arts Council, this event allows spectators to watch artists bring their work to life, culminating in the Paint It! Ellicott City 2022 display at the Howard County Center for the Arts which will be available for your viewing pleasure until August 6, 2022.
  • WHEN: June 9-12, 2022
  • WHERE: Main Street – Ellicott City, MD

4. Columbia Festival of the Arts – LakeFest

  • WHAT: After a two year, virtual hiatus, the 35th annual LakeFest free weekend is back!  This free, three-day event features live entertainment, food and drinks, fine arts, craft shows, and more!
  • WHEN: June 10-12, 2022
  • WHERE: Columbia Lakefront – Columbia, MD

5. Howard County July 4th Fireworks

  • WHAT: Celebrate our country with a bang with fireworks on the Columbia Lakefront!  Howard County and the Columbia Association will be cohosting this annual event complete with vendors, food trucks, and live entertainment.
  • WHEN: July 4, 2022
  • WHERE: Columbia Lakefront – Columbia, MD

6. Howard County Fair

  • WHAT: Close out the summer with a celebration of Howard County’s agricultural history at the annual Howard County Fair.  From livestock exhibits to carnival rides, there’s fun to be found for people of all ages in this week-long celebration!
  • WHEN: August 6-13, 2022
  • WHERE: Howard County Fairgrounds – West Friendship, MD

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